- New half-hour comedy from creator Tim McAuliffe (THE OFFICE) leads
into new summer season of ANGER MANAGEMENT -
- Gordon Pinsent, Wendel Clark, Jerry O'Connell, Tommy Chong, Andy
Kindler, and Gabrielle Miller guest star on SATISFACTION -
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TORONTO, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Monday nights this summer start out with
laughs on CTV, as the network's new original comedy SATISFACTION joins the schedule at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning June 24 (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Starring award-winning comedian Ryan
Belleville (THE L.A. COMPLEX), Luke Macfarlane (BROTHERS & SISTERS),
and Leah Renee (THE PLAYBOY CLUB), the half-hour, ensemble relationship
comedy is all about struggling with the next step, and trying to figure
out how to get satisfaction. Anchoring an all-new block of Monday night
comedy on CTV, SATISFACTION is paired with a new summer season of Charlie Sheen's ANGER MANAGEMENT
(8:30 p.m. ET/PT).
SATISFACTION mines the trials and tribulations of young adulthood for laughs,
touching on everything from the fear of opening a joint bank account
and using a scurvy diagnosis to get out of a new job, to finally making
friends with a new couple who then turn out to be swingers.
**Media Note** - Download photos from SATISFACTION at BellMediaPR.ca.
"SATISFACTION is a clever and hilarious look at life through the eyes of three,
20-something friends and roommates as they take each day in stride, and
try to achieve the perfect balance between adult responsibility and
their carefree existence," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming
and Sports. "Joining a hit lineup on Monday nights, SATISFACTION and ANGER MANAGEMENT are destined to deliver a very funny hour of
SATISFACTION also features Pat Thornton (MATCH GAME), Nikki Payne (VIDEO ON TRIAL),
and Mark Critch (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES). Currently shooting in
Toronto, an array of guest stars are scheduled to appear throughout the
season, including Gordon Pinsent (Away From Her), Jerry O'Connell (THE DEFENDERS), Tommy Chong (THAT 70s SHOW),
Gabrielle Miller (CORNER GAS), stand-up comedian Andy Kindler (JUST FOR
LAUGHS), and former Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Wendel Clark.
In the season premiere of SATISFACTION, "The Wind Beneath My Wingman" (Monday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), after running into a college friend who has since dropped out of
school, Jason (Macfarlane) begins to question his own life path. After
looking at his vision board, the only plausible thing left to achieve
is to perform live music. Never having heard him sing before, Maggie
(Renee) signs him up for open mic night at the bar, but then quickly
regrets her decision. Meanwhile, Mark (Belleville) is stuck in a dry
spell, unable to pick up a girl to save his life. With Jason off the
market, Maggie suggests Mark get a new wingman - like Simon (Thornton).
But Mark quickly learns that Simon knows nothing about women.
Directors this season include Jason Priestley (CALL ME FITZ), Shawn Alex
Thompson (billable hours), James Dunnison (LESS THAN KIND), Steve
Wright (LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE), and Keith Samples (MR. D).
SATISFACTION is written by Tim McAuliffe (THE OFFICE), Mark Critch (JUST FOR
LAUGHS), Jason Belleville (LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE), Tim Polley
(DAN FOR MAYOR), Jenn Engels (LESS THAN KIND), and Ryan Belleville.
Viewers can catch up on full episodes of SATISFACTION following its television broadcast across CTV's digital platforms,
including CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV, and through video on demand partners such as
Bell Fibe TV. SATISFACTION can also be seen Fridays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network beginning July 5.
SATISFACTION is produced by DHX Media Ltd. in partnership with Lions Gate Television
Inc. Executive Producers are Michael Donovan (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES)
and Tim McAuliffe (The Office). Producers are Steven DeNure (THIS HOUR
HAS 22 MINUTES), Tracey Jardine (THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES), and Jim
Corston (LIFE WITH BOYS). Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent
Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President,
Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior
Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV
Programming and Sports.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Tim McAuliffe @TimMcAuliffeIII
Ryan Belleville @ryanbelleville
Leah Renee @leah__renee
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada's
most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, while working
with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV
series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, and THE
LISTENER, and the recently concluded game changer FLASHPOINT. New for
2013 on CTV are the drama series PLAYED, relationship comedy
SATISFACTION, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and THE AMAZING RACE
CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit
international series. Among the scripted series on Bell Media specialty
channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, ORPHAN BLACK,
and upcoming series BITTEN. Bell Media specialty channels are also home
to reality series PANIC BUTTON, entertainment documentary BRAVE NEW
GIRL, game shows MATCH GAME and POP QUIZ, and factual series like
HIGHWAY THRU HELL, and LAST CAR STANDING. In total, Bell Media ordered
27 new original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of
quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV
has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years
in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia
company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell
Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest
communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the
network's website at CTV.ca.
For further information:
or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Matthew Almeida, Publicist, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2629 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Schwartz, Unit Publicist, SATISFACTION, 416.873.0096 or email@example.com
Christy Sullivan, Manager, Bell Media, 416.384.3624 or firstname.lastname@example.org